What does Kit mean?
Kit \kit\ as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Kit) is of Greek and Latin derivation, and the name Kit means "pure; follower of Christ". Kit is a variant of Catherine (Greek): from "katharos". Kit is also a variant of Christina (Latin). Kit is also used as a form of Katherine (Greek) and Kitty.
Kit has 45 more alternative forms via Catherine, Christina, Katherine, Kitty: Caity, Cath, Cati, Cato, Caty, Cay, Cris, Ina▼, Kaitee, Kaitey, Kaitie, Kaity, Kari▼, Karin▼, Kas, Kasia, Kass, Kata, Katee, Katey, Katha, Kathi▼, Kathy▼, Kati▼, Katia▼, Katie▼, Katka, Katla, Katy▼, Katya, Kay▼, Kaye▼, Kitlyn, Kittee, Kittey, Kitti, Kittie▼, Kris▼, Krista▼, Kristi▼, Kristy▼, Rina, Tina▼, Tine and Tiny.
Kit is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3374 out of 4276, Top 79%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#72466 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Popular varying forms of Kit (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Katherine (#83 last year), Catherine (#170), Kate (#207), Katie (#280), Christina (#326), Kris, Kitty, Kittie, Krista, Kristi, Tiny, Tina, Kristy, Kaye, Kay, Kathi, Ina, Kari, Kathy, Kati, Katy, Katia and Karin. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4894%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.171%, down 65%), with forms like Katie, Christina, Kari, Kathy and Ina becoming somewhat outmoded. Kate (#207) is the most trendy baby name here, and there is also a revival in birth name usage for this name. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Kit and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)